BF Risk Manager
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Snohomish County, Washington USA
Bikes: Road, mountain and folding
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I have it in the back of my mind. I am not very far from you, and Verizon came through earlier this year and laid fiber optic cable. I have the Verizon high-speed DSL (3 MB/second) for around $ 40 per month. Verizon keeps wanting me to sign up for their fiber and say that they will be turning off the copper in a few years, so there will be no landline phone or DSL service unless you switch to the fiber. However, based on the horror stories I have heard so far about the FIOS install, and what is needed for the install, I am in no hurry to sign up. If Verizon does turn off the copper, I will look at Clearwire or a Comcast cable modem then. I know that Clearwire is testing a laptop card so that you will not need the paperback book-sized modem to connect.
I do know a couple of people with Clearwire, and if you get a strong signal, they think it is great.